Summary: Will use this one till D-link gets a few bugs out of these units,such as software,compatibility with wireless N and windows xp .....but having fun with it as for now !!
Pros: Bought this item after watching some videos on d-links website,But wanted to buy the DSM-750 unit first But it wasn't in stock,and the 750 didn't have a dvd or the 5 in 1 media reader,besides it needs Windows Vista as the main operating system,so I done some shopping around and bought this one in...
Cons: One problem I had was with the supplied software, had to switch to Tversity and update it's firmware then and only then did I start to enjoy it...another con is this unit is wireless G,but you can buy the wireless N unit if you are using Vista !! just do not want Vista yet !!
Summary: I haven't fooled around with playlists yet, but that might solve my issue of tediously navigating through the menus and folders to find the sponge bob episodes for my girl. I also had this thing hang up hard on me.
Pros: This player is very cool. I upgraded the firmware and now I am able to play all of my DIVX movies. I use the Buffalo Link Station to act as the server and don't have too many problems. It's nice to be able to play movies and not even need the computer. Buffalo rocks! My wife initially enjoyed it ...
Cons: There are several small cons. The video, audio and other colored button don't function properly for me, in fact they don't do anything. The remote layout is not the best, the buttons are too small. The menus are not the most intuitive and take a little time to learn. There are no presets to allow...
Pros: This device works real good for streaming XVID files to my HDTV. I have it connected via an RJ45 cable to my D-Link wireless router. The PC is streaming wirelessly to the router. I almost never have stuttering. I do get some on some XVID's during some fast motion scences and may be due to the enc...
Cons: The user interface is clunky. You have to go thru some menu steps to get to the files to play them. Does not work good streaming video using the built in wireless.
Summary: I am using this with a LaCie NAS to play mp3 files. I have it hard wired into my router. It recognized the LaCie as a media server and functioned as expected. I don't know about video capabilities as this is not why I got it.
Pros: 1- Unobtrusive styling. 2- Performed as I expected.
Cons: 1- Didn't seem to recognize wired network til I attached the antenna (not a deal breaker). (BTW- saying you scr**ed in the antenna isn't obscene by a long shot Newegg!)
Summary: Apparently other media server suites can be used with this device, but I haven't had the occasion (nor, really, the impetus) to try them as the stuff that comes with it suits my needs just fine. As others have stated, I may just hardwire this with CAT5 and forgo the wireless.
Pros: This product does exactly what it says it will. It plays pretty much any media in "common" formats (MPEG, JPG, MP3, etc). located on your desktop computer
Cons: Over wireless, movies will sometimes 'skip'. Won't play DiVX files with default configuration.
Summary: I bought this to replace my broken CD changer and so my primary purpose was music and it has been well worth it. The software is sort of lame. I use Windows media player 11. You just enable sharing in wmp and it can act as a server too.
Pros: I love this thing for playing music. It has worked almost flawlessly for me in that regard. I haven't tried to use it wirelessly though. Sometimes music ripped using variable bit rate can give the dsm 320 some problems. But for strictly music, this is perfect. Lots of connectivity options too (co...
Cons: Video is a different story. Only supports some formats. Does not support straight .vob files. Rew and FF have been hit and miss for me. You can't skip through chapters like a normal dvd. It plays my stored TV recordings from my cheap-o K-world TV tuner fairly well though because that records in M...
Summary: The product could use some better documentation. Overall it has done about anything I have asked it to do. I think that all the people that give the bad reviews probably thought it would be a miracle product, it is not.
Pros: Decent product overall. Works just fine as a media extender. Plays most of my files (does not like divx, freezes sometimes)
Cons: Wireless is slow, but does work. When playing a movie encoded in Divx or MPEG2 it will freeze about an hour into it. This creates problems as that is what most of my DVD's have been encoded in.
Summary: The buffering isn't that big a deal even though it does it two or three times during a movie IF the wireless interface is being used and IF my wireless network is seeing heavy use from the kids, bittorrents, etc. Plays just fine over the RJ45 interface.
Pros: 1. Easy setup 2. Easy enough to control that my 5yr old figured it out. 3. Video quality is okay. 4. Plays Nero "Recoded" media
Cons: 1. Needs more memory as it tends to pause for buffering if the wireless network connection is busy. 2. Picky with mp3's (have to be recorded within a particular range of sample rates)
Summary: I don't know what all the fuss is about, the setup really isn't that bad. I haven't had a problem with the firmware update, and setup was pretty much a breeze. I know I've only had it for a few days, but so far so good.
Pros: Very easy setup, intuitive interface, great reception. Even over my secure wireless network, it was pretty much Plug-n-Play.
Cons: Cannot play iTunes Radio or Sirius Internet Radio (limited to AOL Radio, Rhapsody, etc). It has somewhat of a large footprint (larger than some DVD players, cable/satellite boxes, etc).
Summary: We turned our porch into a 4-season sunroom/TV room a year ago. In addition to wiring it with coax, I ran a few ethernet cables in as well just have them. When we were done, we had the perfect place to watch TV on our new 42" plasma.